Polyforum Cultural SiqueirosEdit profile
The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a multi-functional cultural facility, located in Mexico City's World Trade Center Mexico building complex. It is a well-known location, both as part of the landmark WTC Mexico complex as well as for its unique shape and extensive mural work by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, for whom the building is named. The Polyforum was built as part of the Hotel de México complex in the 1960s, financed by Manuel Suárez y Suárez, who invited Siqueiros to design and decorate the building. Siqueiros came up with a dodecahedron-shaped structure for which he painted murals on most of its surfaces. Among the most famous of them is La Marcha de la Humanidad ("The March of Humanity"), which covers the entire walls on the building's top-floor elliptical forum and is the world's largest mural. The painting depicts humanity's evolution from the past to the present as well as a vision of the future. The building has facilities for theatre, art exhibits and diverse events. Along with the entire World Trade Center México complex, the Polyforum is served by the Polyforum station of the Metrobús Bus rapid transit system, located a few meters away.